IF the psychiatric/mental/self state is not at rest (unrest) – nothing will be balanced.
Prayer IS The direct and MOST effective way of achieving THE peace we desire.
Take delight in The LORD, and God will shower on you the desires of your heart.
- Please (someone) greatly. “An experience guaranteed to delight both young and old” Similar: Please greatly, charm, enchant, captivate, entrance, bewitch, thrill, excite, take someone’s breath away, gladden, gratify, appeal to, do someone’s heart good, entertain, amuse, divert, send, tickle, give someone a buzz, give someone a kick, tickle pink, bowl over. Opposite:Dismay,displease,disgust
- great pleasure. “the little girls squealed with delight” Similar:Pleasure, happiness, joy, joyfulness, glee, gladness, gratification, relish, excitement, amusement, bliss, rapture, ecstasy, elation, euphoria, transports of delight, delectation, jouissance. Opposite:Displeasure, pain.
KEY here is what is shared accross the globe of individuals who have experienced similar events in periods where Medical Science failed in its effort to avoid that ‘state’ that was experienced.
Can we truly prove what is experienced worldwide? Afterlife? Sounds crazy, right? You are alive, no? So, what happens after this period that we are in? Heart beats define what must exist to continue here!
What is reality? https://www.openbible.info/topics/reality
The only way to live a stable, healthy, and fruitful life, is to live in reality. There are many ways by which we could live in fantasies and illusions that will set us up for certain disappointment and maybe worse. The fantasy that we are able to have or control whatever we wish is one. The illusion that we are entirely helpless is another. The Scriptures give us a true and reliable picture of what is true about life. The Bible offers reality—not spiritual platitudes that are merely wishful thinking.
Romans 8 is a passage that anchors us in reality. It speaks of true pain and stresses and losses in life, on the one hand. And it offers genuine hope, on the other hand. The passage speaks honestly about suffering, calling it “frustration,” and “bondage to decay” that leads to “groaning.” This is true of all creation, and so it is true of us.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:18-25)
All that leads to one of the most-often quoted verses in the Bible, Romans 8:28: “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” This phrase has often been twisted into the following shape: God is good, God works all things together for the good, therefore everything that happens must be good in some sense, and you should try to see the good things that are going to come out of your difficulties.
But that is not what the verse says, which is, that God (because he is good) works toward the good, and that he is doing so at all times, under all circumstances (“in all things”). It is not that all things are good (they are not). Not that all things add up to a positive sum (life is not arithmetic). Not that all things become good things.
Rather, God is at work amidst “all things,” which means every day and every chapter of life, even the dark ones. He is at work. He doesn’t sleep. He doesn’t leave. Any work that God does is good because he is God. Even the bad chapters of life end up being passageways to something better. There is light at the end of the tunnel—there really is.
Murder is not a good thing, neither is cancer, adultery, starvation and impoverishment, enmity, and unemployment. The grieving person does not have to translate a woeful loss into something good. Yet or she can be assured that a sovereign God takes all circumstances under the sun, losses as well as gains, and is able to continue to work goodness into the lives of those he loves. Most people who have lost something or someone valuable will agree that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all—and that’s no platitude.
Some Christians seek a quick fix to some trouble in life because they think the gospel of Christ will somehow seem insufficient if it cannot deliver a speedy recovery (although certainly the real issue is often the common human desire to avoid pain). But what makes us think God prefers immediacy to process? The entire Christian life is one of growth and development—so also the hard, educative process of rearranging one’s life to adapt to significant losses. Our reactions to life’s difficulties are some of the most profoundly maturing processes that anyone can experience. No wonder it takes time.
If we live in reality—seeing suffering for what it really is, but knowing that there is true hope for the good—we are less likely to be devastated if we encounter some tragedy. And we will be able to live in the goodness of God. That is reality.
What is meant to be will be.
Prayerfully placing ALL at The feet of Jesus – The Word of God achieves wonders that are shared as testinonies.
What is the connection with this context? Is it not this that the Word of God, is Actual Abiding for EVER. 1 Peter 1:23.
Jesus saw that one coming 2,000+ years ago: “A good man,” Jesus taught, “brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
What do you speak of/about? Faith? Willing things to be? https://www.openbible.info/topics/speaking_things_into_existence
One main reference is your words! Once out, they can never be retracted or erased. Key point: “Out of the mouth speaks the heart!” This stands in its constant living relation to every generation of men?
So far as we are essentially in the position of that generation which came out of Egypt, so far as we have Divine promises before us the conditions of which we may neglect, so far are we the objects of the same Word of God.
Essentially the same Divine visitation, judicial visitation, comes on all who fail to show that trust which is their duty.
The same things must happen to all who will not believe what is true and trust what is trustworthy. And yet what is here said of The Word of God only takes a threatening aspect if we choose to have it so.
The Word of God has a double function. It may penetrate, physician-like, to heal, to purify, to illuminate the depths and dark-nesses of our being, or it may penetrate to furnish the irresistible evidence for our condemnation. It is sufficient, then, that we look at the characteristics of God’s Word in themselves. What they may become in action it is for us to decide.
I. THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING. Every word concerning truth and duty, every word of promise, comfort, revelation of the unseen, is like a living being sent out into the world, going to and fro in the Earth, so that none of us knows when, with all its fullness of life, it may take hold of us. “Moses,” says Stephen in his great discourse, “received the lively oracles (λογία ζῶντα) to give to us.” It is well that we should bear in mind how the written Scriptures, though an invaluable help, are not an absolute necessity. Apart from the living Spirit of God which fills them with life, they would be, perhaps, the least comprehensible, the most perplexing, of antique writings. Nor must we be forgetful of that Divine Logos spoken of at the beginning of John’s Gospel. In that Logos was life – life which was the light of men. The Word of God finding its highest expression, the expression of what would otherwise be ineffable in a manifested human life; human, yet Divine; Divine, yet human.
II. THE WORD OF GOD IS POWERFUL. Powerful, but powerful in a peculiar way. Energetic, shall we say? Leaven – leavening the whole lump, undermining cherished principles of worldly wisdom, falsehoods, prejudices, superstitions, and putting in their place the Christian – the true and the rational. Note the expression of Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:12, where he speaks of life energizing in us.
III. THE WORD OF GOD IS PENETRATING. This would seem to be the characteristic most to be borne in mind, considering how language is multiplied and varied to declare it. The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. Some plain word of God with the Spirit’s force behind it is a sword, sharper than any two-edged sword; and yet, unlike the carnal weapon, it is not for killing, nor for mischief. Here is the penetrating power which reveals all secrets, opens out all mysteries. It hacks its way in and in till it is face to face with the real man. Every man has, as it were, a holy of holies with respect to others. They cannot get behind the veil. But God is never anywhere else in relation to us. His ways are past finding out by us. But all our ways in every winding are known to him. And all this deep, infallible searching is for our good.
In Jesus, God was with us in the flesh/body. In ages past, The Spirit of God, led all who spoke as led. In this day, in desiring The Presence of God, God’s Spirit is in us and always available, Amen. Simply a prayer away.
When does a person receive the Holy Spirit into his life? The New Testament teaches that the reception of the Holy Spirit is something that takes place immediately upon believing in Christ as Savior. There is no need to wait or plead for the Holy Spirit. All those who believe in Jesus instantaneously receive the Holy Spirit. This the Scripture makes clear.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians:
Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? (Galatians 3:2).
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts (Galatians 4:6).
The Bible says that a person could not be a believer without the Holy Spirit:
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His (Romans 8:9).
These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit (Jude 19).
Furthermore, all Christians, no matter what their spiritual condition, are said to have the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you (1 Corinthians 3:16).
The church at Corinth had many spiritual problems, yet the Apostle Paul said every believer, those walking in the Spirit and those who were not, had received the Holy Spirit.
In addition, there is no command to seek for the Holy Spirit or to pray so He can be received. If the Holy Spirit were given apart from salvation, we would expect the Bible to give the requirements of His reception.
Gift To All Who Believe
The Holy Spirit is a gift to all who believe.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:5).
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may know the things that have been freely given to us by God (1 Corinthians 2:12).
Therefore, we can conclude that a person receives the Holy Spirit upon believing for the following reasons:
1. The Bible expressly says so.
2. Those without the Holy Spirit are considered unbelievers.
3. All believers are spoken to as though they have the Holy Spirit.
4. Nowhere is the believer encouraged to pray and receive the Holy Spirit.
5. The Holy Spirit is a gift, not a reward for faith or service.